Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue

Have you ever had a time in life when you were dealing with some difficult issue at work, and it seemed like everything in your personal and family life got complicated at the same time? It was emotionally trying and taxing to all your relationships. Some people...
Loneliness

Loneliness

One topic that comes up often in ministry circles is the unexpected loneliness that comes with ministry. You might wonder how ministry can be lonely when you are surrounded by people day in and day out.  Maybe you haven’t thought about the fact that many in...
Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation

October – Pastor Appreciation Month – is just around the corner! Now is a good time to consider how your church is going to say “THANK YOU” and show your appreciation for all your pastor does for your church and congregation. Maybe each Sunday...
Not Seen, but Watched

Not Seen, but Watched

A pastor’s wife recently shared how she was overwhelmed with all the jobs and responsibilities she had in her role as a pastor’s wife. She said, “I don’t feel ‘seen’ and yet I know I’m always ‘watched’”. She then added, “Does...
Children in Church by John McKeehan

Children in Church by John McKeehan

Within the tenure of my father’s pastorate — being a tyke myself — I remember the slowest part of a Sunday. The slowest part of a Sunday wasn’t the sermon, nor was it the worship. The slowest part of a Sunday were the conversations my mother and father would get into...